Summer Art Workshop Schedule
The Summer 2021 workshop season has ended. The 2022 schedule will be posted in the spring. You can check out the 2021 schedule below to get an idea of the variety of workshops.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Sierra Nevada University, Lake Tahoe! Our new kiln building is finished and gorgeous!
The Holman Arts and Media Center
Rob and Robin Holman will forever be remembered by all who enjoy the incredible facility that they generously donated. They are deeply missed!
2021 Workshop Schedule
Sign up for the waitlist for FULL sessions and the November Japan travel course on the Workshop Registration form – you will not be charged.
|Randy Brodnax and Don Ellis FULL||Fast Fire “Pottree I”: Alternative Firing Methods||June 14th – 18th|
|Randy Brodnax and Don Ellis FULL||Fast Fire “Pottree II”: Alternative Firing Methods||June 21st – 25th|
|Ehren Tool||Toolcups||June 28th – July 2nd|
|Josh DeWeese||The Art of Pottery: Finding Your Own Voice||July 12th – 16th|
|Lisa Clague FULL||Figuratively Speaking||July 26th – 30th|
|Rebekah Bogard FULL||Making Animals with Soft Slabs||July 24th & 25th|
|ALL Ceramic Workshops! Info here|
*November Travel Course to Japan:
|Sheri Leigh O’Connor||Ceramics, Sushi, and Sightseeing in Japan
|Jerry Dodrill||Contemporary Tahoe Digital Photography||June 21st – 25th|
|Phyllis Shafer– FULL||Plein Air Landscape Painting in Tahoe||July 12th – 16th|
|Rick Parsons||DIY Pewter Casting||July 19th – 23rd|
Online registration does not guarantee enrollment. Classes may fill before online registrations get processed. Early registration is highly recommended.
Summer Art Workshops at SNU Tahoe
General Information on Summer Workshops
Lake Tahoe and the scenic Sierra Nevada Mountains truly inspire the artist in us all. SNU offers a variety of summer workshops given by nationally known ceramists, glass artists, painters, sculptors, printmakers, digital artists, photographers, papermakers, jewelers, and more. Learn new techniques and expand your knowledge in the medium.
On Tuesday night at 7pm each week during the workshops, we’ll host our “Meet the Artist” lecture in the Prim Library, which will be immediately followed by an informal reception in the Tahoe Gallery. It’s free and open to the public. There are many activities in the area to enjoy while you’re here, including swimming, boating, golfing and hiking to mention a few.
Workshop students, aged 16 and up, can take workshops for personal enrichment or college credit. All are welcome! Tuition includes some materials, possible kiln firings, equipment rental, etc. Spouses, parents, children and friends are welcome to visit the studios before and after classes and attend “Meet the Artist” on Tuesday nights, but may not accompany the participant at the workshop.
Upon paid registration, students will receive an information packet by email with maps and directions to the college, class location, what to bring to the workshop, and other pertinent information, as well as Tahoe visitors info. A full refund is available for withdrawing up until four weeks before the course start date. The attendee must petition, and have the petition approved after the four week deadline for a refund.
2021 Tuition Rates:
- Class Schedule: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
- Non-Credit Tuition: $569 – includes some materials*
- Credit Tuition: $804 for 1.5 college credits or 1.5 teacher recertification credits (2020 rate)
- Class Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm
- Non-Credit Tuition: $249 – includes some materials*
- Credit Tuition: $484 for .5 college credits, .5 teacher recertification credits
Some workshop participants will be asked to bring some items, like ceramic tools or materials (like paints, canvases, etc.). A “Tool List” and info packet will be emailed to you before the workshop.
Lunches are not included, but may be purchased at the SNU cafeteria during their open hours.
We’ll provide complimentary breakfast sweets, fruit, coffee and tea each morning at the workshops.
For more information
Some single and double rooms on campus may be available in the dorms, subject to availability. Each room has its own bathroom, and linens* are included. Weekly room cleaning and linen turnover are included with multi-week stays. There is no maid service and meals are not included. Additional nights may be available at an additional charge.
Contact Student Affairs at email@example.com to find out about room availability. Please include the dates you need and your contact information in the email.
2021 Housing Prices
- Single Weeklong $1,026. – 6 nights: Sunday night through Saturday morning
- Double Weeklong $513. per person – 6 nights: Sunday night through Saturday morning
- Single Weekend $342. – 2 nights: Friday through Sunday morning
- Double Weekend $171. per person – 2 nights: Friday through Sunday morning
* Includes one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, one blanket, one pillow, one pillowcase, one bath towel, one hand towel, one washcloth, toilet paper, mini soap, and free wifi. There is no ac, tv, or additional taxes or fees.
A wide variety of resort, hotel, and vacation rental options are available in the immediate area. The Parkside Inn is located directly across the street from the Holman Arts and Media Center Building.
You can be here this summer, making art in this gorgeous place: Lake Tahoe!
Photo: Steve Ellsworth